June 8-10, 2018
Kalispell, Montana
Red Lion Hotel

The annual Montana Audubon Bird Festival is fast approaching! Please register early by mailing the form included in the registration brochure or by visiting www.mtaudubon.org. If registering online, please only choose one field trip per day as the system will not allow you to register for a trip that is full. if you are registering by mail, be sure to include 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

Rooms have been blocked at the Kalispell Red Lion Inn. Call 406.751.5050 and mention you are attending the Montana Audubon bird festival to receive the discounted rate.

Register soon and join us in Kalispell this June! If you have further questions, please contact Montana Audubon at 406.443.3948 or festival coordinator Cathie Erickson at cerickson@mtaudubon.org.

Looking for Desserts for the Bird Festival

The Dessert Auction will be a big fundraiser at the upcoming Wings Above Big Sky Bird Festival in Kalispell. Proceeds will help fund a local Flathead Audubon project – installation of a parking area for the new bird viewing area at the West Valley Ponds (coming soon!).

The auction takes place at the festival banquet, Saturday, June 9.

The FAS Dessert Auction Committee has been charged with arranging for donation of about 30 desserts for the auction. We have 18 promised so far, so we only need 12 more.

Can you help by donating a home-made dessert for the auction? Or by arranging for a donation from a local bakery? Desserts will need to be delivered to the Red Lion the afternoon of June 9, before the banquet.

Please let us know if you would like to donate a dessert. Right now all we need is your name and email address. Later we will check in with you to find out what dessert you plan to bring, and give you more information about when and where to bring your dessert to the Red Lion.

For more information or to sign up as a dessert donor, contact a committee member: Gail Cleveland (406-212-8640, tanneland239@gmail.com), Paula Smith (837-0181, paulabobsmith@centurytel.net), and Linda Winnie (755-1406, lindawin626@gmail.com).


Each year Montana Audubon recognizes outstanding individuals who work for the conservation and protection of birds and other wildlife by presenting Awards at the Saturday evening banquet. We are currently seeking nominations in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award, Educator of the Year, Conservationist of the Year, Citizen Scientist of the Year, and Special Achievement Award. To make a nomination, download a nomination form at www.mtaudubon.org. We must receive nominations by May 18th, 2018. Mail completed forms to Montana Audubon, PO Box 595, Helena, MT  59624.